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Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#151864 Feb 4, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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The majority of wars were over territorial disputes. It even happens between neighbors when one puts up a fence. One side claims the fence is extended onto their side of the property. Next thing you know there is a dispute that leads to war.
{to be religious (any religion) you first have to be taught that religion}.
If this is true then Helen Keller (1880-1968) would have been an atheist. She was both deaf and blind but never drifted to atheism. Living in complete isolation from the world she acknowledged she always knew God was there even before she could communicate.
First off read a non bias non religions history book. and second Helen Keller was 19 Months or a year and a half be she contracted an illness that left her deaf and blind. plenty of time for some brainwashing.. And she was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six year old daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs; and by the age of seven, Helen had more than 60 home signs to communicate with her family. So your argument is completely invalid, Yes read more than one book you can learn alot ...

“Miles from Nohweh”

Since: Oct 10

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#151865 Feb 4, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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The majority of wars were over territorial disputes. It even happens between neighbors when one puts up a fence. One side claims the fence is extended onto their side of the property. Next thing you know there is a dispute that leads to war.
{to be religious (any religion) you first have to be taught that religion}.
If this is true then Helen Keller (1880-1968) would have been an atheist. She was both deaf and blind but never drifted to atheism. Living in complete isolation from the world she acknowledged she always knew God was there even before she could communicate.
Eagle12 wrote:
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If this is true then Helen Keller (1880-1968) would have been an atheist. She was both deaf and blind but never drifted to atheism. Living in complete isolation from the world she acknowledged she always knew God was there even before she could communicate.
BS

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#151866 Feb 4, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Gomer. That's a beautiful name. The bible has many:
Nimrod
Dorcas
Jehu
Jethro
Gomer
Gad
Ham
Dodo
I still like Jehu, son of Nimshi.

Earliest citation I know for dangerous driving.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#151867 Feb 5, 2013
Is it ok to rubbish comforting myths? Is it easier to believe in a comforting myth than harsh reality? Just raising the Q for debate.

“Miles from Nohweh”

Since: Oct 10

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#151868 Feb 5, 2013
Adam wrote:
Is it ok to rubbish comforting myths? Is it easier to believe in a comforting myth than harsh reality? Just raising the Q for debate.
It depends on how old you are.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#151869 Feb 5, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Lies.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#151870 Feb 5, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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It depends on how old you are.
Agree. I think as adults we dont need a security blanket any more.

Since: Jun 07

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#151871 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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The majority of wars were over territorial disputes. It even happens between neighbors when one puts up a fence. One side claims the fence is extended onto their side of the property. Next thing you know there is a dispute that leads to war.
{to be religious (any religion) you first have to be taught that religion}.
If this is true then Helen Keller (1880-1968) would have been an atheist. She was both deaf and blind but never drifted to atheism. Living in complete isolation from the world she acknowledged she always knew God was there even before she could communicate.
This anecdote proves nothing - you have no proof of god but you don't even have the decency to stop lying about it to everyone...
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#151872 Feb 5, 2013
Jehu- product of a jumping Jehoshaphat.
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I still like Jehu, son of Nimshi.
Earliest citation I know for dangerous driving.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#151873 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
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I would have a much harder time rejecting evolution if our mail man was an orangutan. Or the New York Cap drivers were baboons. We have similarities to these primates but intellectually we are light years ahead of them.
We are so much different than any species because of our intellect. We can build and create. Beavers can build dams but nothing like Hoover Dam.
Science has yet to answer how life began on the earth and self assembled. RNA and DNA doesn’t self assemble these complicated codes to life. Self creation from sterile material is impossible. It takes a designer or engineer to put the codes together.
If I was an atheist I would be asking how did it all start in the beginning without outside interference. Lots is said about science. But science has not even came close to answering this question.
"If I was an atheist..."

...You're not even close...

“Miles from Nohweh”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#151874 Feb 5, 2013
Adam wrote:
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Agree. I think as adults we dont need a security blanket any more.
471 days from now I'll be old enough to legally buy alcohol in my state of residence.

105 days from now I can no longer be called a teenager.

I still sleep with my stuffed rabbit.
Adam

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#151875 Feb 5, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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471 days from now I'll be old enough to legally buy alcohol in my state of residence.
I think that just encourages illegal drinking. Here you are legally an adult at 18 and can buy alcohol from then. In fact 16 and 17 year olds can drink at a restuarant if accompanied by an adult.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#151876 Feb 5, 2013
When did you first successfully illegally buy? I was 15, but I got refused several times.

We used to get female friends to buy for all of us as no one seemed to care if they were 18 or not.
River Tam wrote:
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471 days from now I'll be old enough to legally buy alcohol in my state of residence.
105 days from now I can no longer be called a teenager.
I still sleep with my stuffed rabbit.

“Miles from Nohweh”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#151877 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
When did you first successfully illegally buy? I was 15, but I got refused several times.
We used to get female friends to buy for all of us as no one seemed to care if they were 18 or not.
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I don't drink alcohol but I think it's extremely stupid to consider me an adult but make it illegal for me to engage in adult vices.

I agree with Adam when he says it just encourages teenagers to break the law.

It's all about........Christianity..... .shhhhhhhhh......blue laws don't exist in America.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#151878 Feb 5, 2013
I don't really drink alcohol either. It's just that independent brewers and vineyards keep putting loads of it into my beers and wines.
River Tam wrote:
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I don't drink alcohol but I think it's extremely stupid to consider me an adult but make it illegal for me to engage in adult vices.
I agree with Adam when he says it just encourages teenagers to break the law.
It's all about........Christianity..... .shhhhhhhhh......blue laws don't exist in America.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#151879 Feb 5, 2013
Eagle12 wrote:
<quoted text>I would have a much harder time rejecting evolution if our mail man was an orangutan. Or the New York Cap drivers were baboons. We have similarities to these primates but intellectually we are light years ahead of them.

We are so much different than any species because of our intellect. We can build and create. Beavers can build dams but nothing like Hoover Dam.

Science has yet to answer how life began on the earth and self assembled. RNA and DNA doesn’t self assemble these complicated codes to life. Self creation from sterile material is impossible. It takes a designer or engineer to put the codes together.

If I was an atheist I would be asking how did it all start in the beginning without outside interference. Lots is said about science. But science has not even came close to answering this question.
Bullshit.

Science is coming closer to that answer every day.

That you are too cowardly to look at the research is your problem.
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#151880 Feb 5, 2013
That's a very odd form of contraception.
Eagle12 wrote:
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...New York Cap drivers...

“Miles from Nohweh”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#151881 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I don't really drink alcohol either. It's just that independent brewers and vineyards keep putting loads of it into my beers and wines.
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I have nothing against alcohol consumption. I have great fun with drunk people. Here's my favourite morning sentence:

"Anybody seen my wallet?"

"Why is there a check mark on my forehead?"

"Who was that Chinese girl?"
Thinking

Uckfield, UK

#151882 Feb 5, 2013
Whoever this foot fits, I shall marry... sh*t! Where's my wallet?
River Tam wrote:
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I have nothing against alcohol consumption. I have great fun with drunk people. Here's my favourite morning sentence:
"Anybody seen my wallet?"
"Why is there a check mark on my forehead?"
"Who was that Chinese girl?"

“Miles from Nohweh”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#151883 Feb 5, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Whoever this foot fits, I shall marry... sh*t! Where's my wallet?
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I can't get drunk. I have too much to lose.

You can lose your pants, your car keys, your money, your self esteem, your cookies.

I could lose my leg.

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